Are you sitting down?  Yes?  Good.  Because Gia Canali sent me a wedding… and that means momma’s gonna knock you out with some top-notch, no holds barred regaliscious wedding eye candy today. The colors, the vibrancy, the details, the richness, every last bit of this stunning formal affair cannot be stopped.  Negar, the bride, is a fashion stylist and Peter, her groom, is a writer and filmmaker.  And yes this wedding took place in LA at The California Club – a gorgeous venue to say the least.  Decor was in the hands of David Rogers and florals were the work of Joseph Free… aside from this wedding, these two men have worked on events for Vogue and various fashion designers.  ‘Nuff said.  Enjoy!!!  (Are you dying to see all the delightful details at once?  Then get thee to the gallery!) — xoxo, Alison of The Knotty Bride

{Check out all this crazy gorgeousness in one tidy little place.  No words.  Just pictures.}

A few words from Gia Canali:

Planning such a formal affair here in Los Angeles, where we are known for our laidback outdoor weddings, borders on the avant-garde.  This made Negar & Peter’s wedding a rare treat to take in: it was so very sensual–with an intimate fireside ceremony, the lacy softness of baby’s breath, and flickering candlelight to set the mood.  Plus, everyone was really dressed to the nines.  I loved that Peter nabbed a dahlia from one of the centerpieces for a more playful boutonniere at the reception.  It matched his polka-dot tie perfectly.

And some from the bride, Negar:

The Ceremony was an ancient Persian ritual of getting married while seated in front of  a spread of symbolic items, such as honey, pomegranates, spices and family heirlooms.  During the ceremony the bride’s girlfriends hold a silk lace fabric over the couples head and shower them in sugar flakes.  A traditional Persian tea and sweets table and a lavish fruit table were other Persian accents.  The Ceremony was meant to look like the club did in the 1930s with tall candelabras and champagne coupes.

Thank you Gia, Negar and Peter, for sharing what is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous weddings we’ve seen in quite some time!

xoxo, Alison of The Knotty Bride

Photography: Gia Canali / Venue: The California Club, downtown LA / Cake: Sweet Lady Jane / Invitations: Tiny Pine Press / Bride’s gown: Monique Lhullier / Bride’s jewels: Neil Lane / Bride’s shoes: Valentino

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